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About SLR Lounge

SLR Lounge is a photography website and community dedicated to empowering photographers of all levels with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed. Founded in 2008, SLR Lounge has become a trusted source of information for photographers around the world.

Our team of experienced photographers and educators are dedicated to providing the highest quality education and support to our community.  In addition to our educational resources, SLR Lounge also offers a vibrant community where photographers can connect, share their work, and get feedback from their peers. Our community is open and welcoming to photographers of all levels, and we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can thrive.

Our Mission

Provide Real World Education

We believe in creating practical training systems for our community based on real world success. This translates to breaking complex topics into simple, digestible concepts, full of visual examples and providing unique frameworks that supercharge your progress.


Create a Positive Community

We believe in cultivating a positive community where photographers of all levels and backgrounds can learn, grow and succeed.


Authors and Contributors

Pye Jirsa is the founder and partner of SLR Lounge and Lin and Jirsa Photography.  Pye is the creator of every workshop and every resource inside of our SLR Lounge library. Education is geared towards providing photographers with real world shoot education with nearly a million monthly readers.

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chris lin square profile

Chris Lin is the founder and partner of SLR Lounge and Lin and Jirsa Photography. As the CEO of SLR Lounge, Chris oversees the overall direction of the website and workshop content and works to ensure that SLR Lounge meets and exceeds the needs and expectations of sponsors, affiliates, writers and the community.

sean lewis

Sean fell into photography while teaching for a non-profit. What started as a minor task – documenting guest speakers and classroom activities – grew into a major obsession, and eventually led to a position shooting with Lin & Jirsa. Nowadays, at SLR Lounge, Sean’s work as a marketing associate merges his interest in the fields of photography and education.

matthew saville

Matthew Saville is a full-time camera gear reviewer at SLR Lounge and wedding photographer at Lin & Jirsa.

Follow his wilderness nightscape adventures on Instagram: instagram.com/astrolandscapes

alice houstons profile

Photography has been a part of Alice Houston’s life for over a decade now. Here at SLR Lounge, she prides herself on being a wealth of knowledge in the latest photography news and tech. Always searching and a self-described “Digital Nomad,” she loves learning about those unique stories that inspire photographers around the world!

shivani reddy profile

Shivani wants to live in a world where laughter is the cure to pretty much everything. Since she can’t claim “Serial Bingewatcher” as an occupation, she’ll settle for wedding/portrait photographer at Lin and Jirsa & marketing coordinator here at SLR Lounge. For those rare moments when you won’t find a camera in her hand, she will be dancing, eating a donut, or most likely watching Seinfeld. Follow her on Instagram: @shivalry_inc

brittany smith profile

Brittany is a fashion and beauty photographer who works between NYC, Montana and LA. She photographs the way she has always wanted to feel and believes in the power of raw simplicity. When not behind a camera she can usually be found at a local coffeeshop, teaching fitness classes at the YMCA, or baking something fabulous in the kitchen. Instagram: @brittanysmithphoto

holly roa

Seattle based photographer with a side of videography, specializing in work involving animals, but basically a Jill of all trades. Instagram: @HJRphotos

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Platforms and Websites

SLR Lounge

Our primary website is slrlounge.com where you’ll find the latest reviews, news, tips, and tutorials, offered for free to the photography community.

SLR Lounge Workshops

Our premium membership on slrloungeworkshops.com is where you can find all of our A-Z education, including full training systems on flash photography, wedding photography, posing, marketing, business and much more.

Visual Flow

We’ve created Lightroom Presets since our inception in 2008.  However, in 2019, we partnered with preset maker DVLOP to launch Visual Flow.  You can find our full collection of presets, as well as Lightroom tutorials on vfpresets.com.

Wedding Maps

Wedding Maps is home to our directory of wedding photographers.  The goals are to help photographers boost their brand reputation and get booked by more clients.